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Borges resigns after four seasons, won't coach in bowl

AUBURN, Ala. -- Auburn offensive coordinator Al Borges
resigned after four seasons and will not coach in the Chick-fil-A
Bowl against Clemson.

Borges helped Auburn to a 13-0 record in his first year in 2004,
but the Tigers' offense hasn't been as effective since the
departure of stars including Jason Campbell, Carnell Williams and
Ronnie Brown.

"After speaking with coach Tuberville for the better part of 20
minutes, it became increasingly clear that Auburn needed a new
offensive coordinator," Borges said in a statement Tuesday.

Tuberville said he began searching for a new coordinator after
meeting with Borges last week.

"We hope to have someone on board in the near future," he
said.

The Tigers (8-4) begin bowl practices on Friday for the Dec. 31
game.

Auburn scored two or fewer touchdowns in six of its eight
Southeastern Conference games. The Tigers finished 101st in total
offense out of 119 major college teams with an average of 328 yards
per game.

"Al did a good job for us during his tenure and we appreciate
everything that he did for Auburn," Tuberville said.

Borges has directed offenses at eight schools, including
California, UCLA and Oregon.